Four Ways to Rock Goodread’s New “Ask the Author” Feature

Building relationships with readers is a valuable way for an author to grow book sales. The Goodreads book recommendation site has recently extended its author tools with a new feature called “Ask The Author” that allows authors to answer fans’ questions. The way …

Hachette Books Discounted, Penguin Random House Still on Top of Best-Sellers List

Penguin Random House is still on top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list this week with another strong performance from The Fault in Our Stars, the John Green hit that hits theaters as a movie in early June. It may not have needed the boost, but the book was discounted to $4.99 from $7.40. Meanwhile, updates on Hachette ebook discounts and an Amazon best-seller.

Hachette Loses Grip on No. 1 Ebook Best-Seller Spot, Prices Drop

Hachette has lost its grip on the No. 1 ebook best-seller spot as David Baldacci’s The Target fell to No. 7 on our weekly best-seller list. And for the first time this year Penguin Random House is No. 1 on the list with John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, which is riding publicity from an upcoming film, which hits theaters June 6.

Trend-Spotting in the Ebook Market

Looking for patterns in ebook sales data, a new organization for a new breed of authors, Epic! expands its kids’ ebook subscription library, finding publishing’s future in its recent past and more.

Giving All Ebooks Their Due on the Best-Seller List

Because of how complex ebook sales are across even just the U.S., no book best-seller list is perfect. The Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list is not exempt from this truth. (You can read our full methodology here, by the …

Why Are T-Shirts More Valuable Than Ebooks?

My brothers-in-law recently started a T-shirt sales website. Grizz Riley.com sells comfy, cool T-shirts for $25. I fully support their entrepreneurial launch. But I couldn’t help thinking about it in comparison to publishers, selling ebooks for a just couple of bucks. …